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Welcome to Nene Valley Gliding Club

A friendly Gliding Club between
Cambridge, Peterborough & Huntingdon.
SAT NAV PE26 2QD 

Main Office 01487 813062
Field only on Operational Days 07761 478417
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XCSoar (Click here for the latest version)

A Free Program which can be loaded onto PDAs and PNAs to provide moving airmaps, advise of airspace, and also shows Task information plus much more.

LK8000 (Click here for the latest version)

An off shoot of the XCSoar Program with a different Display

 

XCSoar and LK8000 are free programs which can be loaded on PDAs, some PNAs, Android Phones/Tablets, KOBO ereaders.

Features are:-

PocketPC Gliding/Soaring computer. Airspace Warnings, Final Glide, Landing Points In Range, Unlimited Tasks, GPS and Vario inputs, Auto Wind Calculation, Topographical Map, Fully configurable polars and much more


To enable the programs to work there are files which require to be loaded

The files below are provided for download, they are not guaranteed to be the latest version of the files. It is the responsibility of the person downloading the files to check further.

UK airspace files (Click here to be redirected to new ASSELECT site-  select the various options you require and save in the OpenAir format
save into your XCSoarData folder or the LK8000 Airspace folder

UK Map Files for XCSoar (Click Here to download) save into your XCSoarData folder then rename the .zip extension to .xcm .load from the Config>Setup System menu in the Map Database pick the latest .xcm

UK Topology and Terrain Files for LK8000
(Click here to download UK1000.dem)
(Click here to download UK.lkm) rename the .zip extension to .lkm
save the UK1000.dem and UK.lkm in the LK8000 Maps folders

BGA Turnpoints Mar 2021 (Click here to download) save into your XCSoarData folder as a .dat file these contain Local TPs UP4,UP5 and UP6 ***You may have to get rid of the extra .txt if using Google Chrome or MS Edge from the More Tools > Save Page as menu option  ok in Firefox***
BGA Turnpoints Mar 2021 (Click here to download) save in LK8000 Waypoint folder as a .cup file these contain Local TPs UP4,UP5 and UP6 ***You may have to get rid of the extra .txt if using Google Chrome or MS Edge from the More Tools > Save Page as menu option ok in Firefox***
[You can also save the .dat files in the LK8000 Waypoint Folder. The difference is in the search, the .dat file will search for Trigraph's where the .cup searches for names - the choice is yours {webmaster Dave}]

 
Nene Valley Gliding Club Ltd, Marshal's Paddock, Ramsey Road, Upwood, Cambs, PE26 2PH
Clubhouse 01487 813062 Launch Point 07761 478417
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The Nene Valley Gliding Club Ltd is registered in England with registration number 5193277 and its Registered  Office is  Marshal's Paddock, Ramsey Road, Upwood, Cambs, PE26 2PH
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